Comey had said in his statement: "Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information." The New York Times nailed down that "very small number" to two.So, if there were only two emails marked classified, and two emails were marked classified erroneously, well, I think we can all do the math.
Now all that is left is FBI Director James Comey's contention that "even if information is not marked 'classified' in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it."
So let us note that if Hillary is being held to a standard where she was expected to identify every unmarked piece of information as classified, then surely it should work the other way, too—and she shouldn't be held at fault for recognizing that a piece of information erroneously marked classified did not, in fact, contain classified information.
Her critics don't get to have it both ways: Either she was competent enough to correctly assess every piece of information irrespective of its security marking, or she wasn't.
But that's really getting in the weeds of this thing. Really, this is the crux of it:
Ultimately, this entire email story comes down to the conclusion, from the New York Times, that Comey "did not claim that Mrs. Clinton's behavior had compromised any program or operation." The Times quotes Steven Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, as saying, "There was no assertion of damage to national security because of this episode."Maybe that's why Democrats don't really give a shit about the email "scandal." Because they/we know it's a partisan fishing expedition into the criminal intent of a woman who loves her country so desperately that she's willing to be its president even though we hate her enough to do this to her. Over and over.
No assertion of damage and no evidence of damage. Most importantly, no bad intent on Hillary's part. None whatsoever. Simply a mistake she regrets making. And a lot of bluster over something that could have happened—but didn't.
UPDATE: Read this, too: "Here's Why Hillary Clinton Isn't a Liar and James Comey Needs to Shut the Entire F*ck Up."